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Old 06-01-2014, 09:51 AM   #1
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Indy to Fort Wilderness/Disney World

Ok, we leave for FW Friday the 6th. Original route was take I65 south through Louisville, go I24/Monteagle Pass to Chatanugga, then pick up I75 and head south.

I've had people strongly suggest going to Cincinnati and pick up I75. Even though it's 30 miles longer, they say avoiding Louisville evens it out. Plus the mountains aren't as bad.

Serious comments and opinions, please. Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:05 PM   #2
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Don't sweat the small stuff. Wait til you get to Atlanta
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:15 PM   #3
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I've done both and Mont eagle would my only concern but if you're good with that one pass you'll be fine. I do prefer 65 as it just seems like a more pleasant drive to me.

Avoid Atlanta during anything close to rush hour, take 285 west from 75 then pick 75 back up on the south side.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:20 PM   #4
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Monteagle is not really that big a deal. Put her down one gear and enjoy the view going down.
We just did in April. I had to actually use the brakes on time, going both ways. Truck held it to close to 45 which made a nice ride down.
Atlanta is fun no matter what time of day you get there, LOL
DO take the west bound bypass otherwise you go through what they call "spaghetti junction" on the east side. Wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.
I have gone down town and taken the by pass. Downtown you have to be a little more on your game with what lane to be in, but neither way is bad.
We spent 5 nights at FW in April, ENJOY!!!
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Nashville traffic is much worse than Louisville. Most of I65 south of Indy to the border is in terrible shape and about the first 30 minutes into Kentucky isn't is good shape either. Get ready for a bumpy ride.
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X4 on Atlanta. Just did a trip from Jax Fl to Atlanta (Stone mtn, then to Chattanooga, and back home to Jax. I 75 is the best route- 3 lanes on both sides, but Atlanta was horrible. Sitting dead stop in traffic often, try to avoid there anywhere near rush hour, as stated above. &5 to 10, 10 to Jax, take I 295 toward the Airport way for the least traffic thru Jax, I 95 S to Daytona, all 3 lanes as well, after Daytona I 4 is under construction from Daytona to just before Orange City- 2 lanes and temporary paved roadway. Orlando is pretty bad during rush hour, too. After that, it's 3 lanes per side all the way to Kissimmee Fl., your destination. Hope this helps you, Randy
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Yea, Atlanta wasn't mentioned since there's not any choice. I've been told it's bad even at 3:00AM. Used to make the trip all the time as a kid, but I never paid attention. Once we hit Chatanugga, I was looking at the railroad scene. It's a good haul no matter what. We're shooting for the KOA in Forsyth as our overnight stop.
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It depends on the day and time you go through Atlanta. I always go straight through downtown (staying in the middle lane) as long as it is between 10 am and 2 pm. After or before that, use I-285 west. Also, make sure you go to I - 475 as you get close to Macon. Have a fun trip and good luck!
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Yea, Atlanta wasn't mentioned since there's not any choice. I've been told it's bad even at 3:00AM. Used to make the trip all the time as a kid, but I never paid attention. Once we hit Chatanugga, I was looking at the railroad scene. It's a good haul no matter what. We're shooting for the KOA in Forsyth as our overnight stop.
We use KOA in Forsythe also as a stopover...I always reserve a pull through site in the back because all the sites in the front are mostly uneven but very shady.
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I did your first proposed route 3 years ago with no issues. Was there a serious grade (mountain) somewhere that i missed? I do remember one hill that was pretty long, but not bad. Also we stayed overnite at Stone Mountain. Glad i went out if the way a bit. It was a perfect afternoon/overnite stop.

Also i didn't think friday afternoon rush hour in Atlanta was that bad! Sure there was some stop and go, but i've seen and been in much worse!

You'll be fine. Have a great trip!
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